The 9th Towards2030 Issue Paper seeks to shed light on some key aspects determining the global prospects for fossil fuels and their repercussions for EU renewables deployment and policy making towards 2030.
Cost and benefits
In this paper we propose and put forward to discussion a new mechanism for cross-border support of renewable electricity in the European Union.
As the share of intermittent RES (such as wind turbines and solar PV) increases significantly, their deployment challenges the operation of power systems, and impacts the role played by electricity markets that have not been designed to handle the features of intermittent RES.
Against the backdrop of the recent geopolitical developments in Ukraine, security of energy supplies – foremost supply of natural gas – in the EU has regained top priority on the EU energy policy agenda.